Past Events

Justine Kurland ‘This Train, 2005–2011’ at Higher Pictures, New York

Wednesday 24 January – Friday 16 March

Justine Kurland’s This Train presents images from road trips taken with her young son across the United States between 2005 and 2011. Revisiting these images, Kurland upends the conventional family album to tell a story of queer motherhood and deconstructs the familiar mythology of the American railroad as a pioneering symbol of modernity. To coincide with the release of This Train, photographs from the book will be exhibited at Higher Pictures.

Material Cultures at the Barbican Centre, London

Thursday 8 February

Join Material Cultures founders Paloma Gormley, Summer Islam and George Massoud for a discussion about their recent work, including the creation of an arts centre in a disused office building in Lewes and the reinvention of the former council plant nurseries at Wolves Lane, Haringey.

Jim Goldberg in conversation with Lisa Sutcliffe at Rizzoli, New York

Tuesday 9 January

Jim Goldberg will be in conversation with curator Lisa Sutcliffe of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the publication of Coming and Going, a unique work of autobiography in which history, memory and imagination collide to reflect upon the bittersweet realities of individual life. The event will include a book signing.

Georg Kussmann in conversation with Adam Broomberg at Bildband, Berlin

Thursday 25 January

Join Georg Kussmann in conversation with Adam Broomberg to celebrate the launch of his debut photobook FRG, a powerful work that inquires into the state of contemporary Germany through unsettling images of everyday places made across the country over a single summer.

SPBH Editions: Vanessa Roveto in conversation with Anna Dorn at North Figueroa Bookshop, Los Angeles

Friday 26 January

Join Vanessa Roveto in conversation with Anna Dorn to discuss her latest novel The Valley (a void), a painful yet hysterical account of two lives navigating landscapes of grief, self-loathing and love.

Justine Kurland in conversation with Lynne Tillman, at The Brooklyn Rail via Zoom

Friday 9 February

Justine Kurland joins novelist Lynne Tillman for a conversation about her latest work This Train. Kurland’s solo exhibition is currently on view at Higher, Pictures, New York through 15 March, and coincides with a new book of the same name publishing this Spring.